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Brewed by King Brewery
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Nobleton, Canada

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Authentic Munich Dunkel Style Lager 4.8% alc./vol. King Brewery's newest addition is this authentic Munich-style Dark Lager. Using only the finest imported Dark Munich Malt and Noble German Hops, combined with brewing in our authentic German decoction brewhouse, gives this beer King's trademark "true to style" aroma and flavour. This delicious beer is red-brown in colour, with a thick tan coloured head. The palate is rich and full, delivering a clean bready taste with a hint of toasted chocolate, while sporting elegant lace lines to the bottom of your glass. This unique Dark Lager is complex yet clean. Enjoy it with all European continental style foods and cheeses, or just as a well deserved cold one. Extremely flavourful, balanced and deliciously refreshing, our Dark Lager has to be tasted to be appreciated!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
Fascinating crimson/brown with only a slight amount of see-through. Inviting aromas of chocolate and French vanilla coffee, rounded out by some floral hops. A very creamy, nice and round mouthfeel. Chocolate leads the flavour profile, but overall this is not as powerful and layered as expected. While it’s not up to the "Ultra Premium" boast on the label, King Dark certainly is quite enjoyable and well produced for a dark lager.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (453) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2007
Surprisingly good. Aromy is malty, hops. Pours a nice dark colour. A lager that tasts something!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Freaky_tiki (398) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2013
After work pour with Janice pours coca cola dark with nary a cap to be found. Aroma is shocking: flat cola? Is that possible? Janice says its "sweet but tasteless" and Steven says "it can’t decide what it is" and I say they are both correct.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
OntBeerDrinker (389) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
Barley a finger of head that last for like mabye a one min. Red to light and light ambery red away,more red to light. Smell is like some light cherry(sweetness?),chocolate and light hop. Taste not much to it some of what i think is like a cherry(sweetness?)lightly,a lightly hop taste and some sips have like a lightly chocolate taste. Taste nothing like a lager & not much going to it so whatever. Bye

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2004
fairly dark colour. tastes sweet and feels a little oily. nothing fan\tastic, but still drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2007 341ml bottle, courtesy of VeloVampire - pours clear and dark, a beautiful shade of mahogany, with a nice off-white head on top. Aroma is sweet and malty with a subtle toasty/breadiness backing it up. Flavour is beautifully toasty and sweet, nicely bready with a strong nuttiness all the way through. Eminently sessionable, I could easily drink a lot of this over an evening. Very smooth, and you can tell that King is a brewery that is dedicated to craft and quality. I love to see them try a more daring style (at least for the Ontario market anyways). I’d also love to compare this back-to-back with Denison’s magnificent Dunkel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UM02 (294) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
Nice roasty malt with a nutty taste. Well done dark lager. Reminds me of some of the better beers from the early days of the microbrewery movement.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
A very enjoyable beer. Bottle poured a reddish copper with minimal head. The aroma is malty caramel. The flavour starts with carmael and brown sugar, but I can taste the hops underneath. Well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2007 Cask@ volo. Poured a clear brown colour. Has a caramel/mild coffeeish taste. Not bad, but a little boring.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KingofCastle (202) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2009
bottle: Thanks to Lord Beamish for this one . . . this is what craft beer should be. Huge flavour & fresh tasting. I detect a coffee or bitter flavour upfront with a sweet finish. I immediately think of a sweet cola taste. This beer smells good as soon as you open the bottle and pour. Quality malts and hops are evident. Lacing is good. I think their ad says it best, Complex yet Clean. This is the way beer should be. I love Walkerville’s dark lager but this is a definite step up. Wow.


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